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>> the last pope to resign was pope gregory xii, almost 600 years ago. so, this is an historic event. benedict's decision to resign sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope. by mid-march. by any luck, that would mean a po new pope would be in place before easter. ash wednesday begins this week. the most important 40 days in the catholic calendar. >> the most significant spiritual period. let's bring in dan harris. good morning, dan. >> this is rare, historic and a complete surprise to the people around the pope. this morning, in rome, he convened a meeting of top church
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officials. reading a statement in latin saying that he'll resign effective february 28th at 8:00 p.m. local time. he said in the last few months, that his mind and body, have quote, deteriorated. >> i'm shocked and startled as of all of you. >> reporter: this morning, reaction from new york's cardinal dolan. >> there's a somberness there. there's a sadness there. >> reporter: benedict, who's 85 years old, has been pope since april 2005 who took over for the immensely popular pope john paul ii. his papacy has been marked by controversy. the pope criticized for how he handled the situation in his
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prior jobs when he was archbishop in germany and later a top vatican official. on a visit to america in 2008, he became the first pope to meet with the victims themselves. on a lighter note, benedict has become known as his personal idiosyncracies like his bright red shoes. he's been using a moveable platform to carry him down the aisle of st. peters basilica. this morning after he made his announcement, he was helped down from his chair. while this is a surprise the pope has said in the past that he reserved the right to resign if he felt too old to perform his duties. what's next? he still hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. elizabeth, back to you. >> greg, good morning to you.
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lot of people really surprised by the announcement this morning. some cardinals in the audience didn't understand what pope benedict was saying? >> that's also true. one of those occasions in rome the pope actuallies gives his speech in latin. i was watching on tv. i wasn't there in the crowd. i was watching on tv and you could tell some of the cardinals didn't get the latin and really such a serious thing. obviously, they learned soon afterwards from their brother cardinals that it certainly was a momentous decision. the pope is calm and peaceful. i think we have seen him as somebody who's serene. >> what about the timing of this? on the eve of ash wednesday? he's stepping down in the middle of lent, why in the middle of lent would he step down? >> in all likelihood, unless we had a protracted conclave, you
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would have a new pope in time for easter. precisely because of that, holy week is certainly a very demanding one on the time of the pope. it's a very, very demanding schedule. part of the reason why the pope has resigned. both physically and also intellect chully, you have to give your attention so much. >> it's been 600 years since we have had a pope resign, how is this process going to work? are you confident that we'll have a pope selected by holy week, easter, march 31st? >> my guess there would be a pope give wan the average conclave has taken. how long they have taken in the recent conclaves. the average would certainly be in favor well before easter. what happens, basically the same thing as last time, the
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conclave, the one difference, of course, is the pope hasn't died. nine days of mourning first. that was the first that had happened officially in the schedule. nine days of mourning that won't happen for the deceased pope. >> the day after pope benedict steps down. thank you so much, greg, for joining us. a shocker out of the vatican this morning. pope benedict announcing that he'll resign. >> reporter: >> let's talk more about the conclave to elect a new pope. and david wright joins us now. >> reporter: papal conclave are a rare occurrence. even rarer than a blue moon. a process that's rich in tradition and catholic ritual. behind locked doors, the conclave meets in the sistine chapel, the cardinals totally
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cut off from the outside world. no telephones. no tvs, newspapers nor computers. the ballots and procedures are secret. once the election commences they eat and sleep in the santa marta room. besides the cardinals only 70 other people are allowed access. who can vote? under rules established by pope john paul, only cardinals under the age of 80. will the retiring benedict be able to vote? he's 85. who can be elected pope? any catholic male who's not married is eligible. for more than 1,000 years it's almost always been a cardinal. the ballot is secret. a write-in vote. initially two-thirds majority required. the cardinals are required to carry their ballots to the altar of the sistine chapel.
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the results are announced by smoke signals. in the old days ballots were burnt with wet straw to produce black smoke. if there's a pope, white smoke. the white smoke accompanied by bells. and soon, a verbal announce nmt latin, we have a pope. one of the more interesting bit of trivia is that they'll have on hand three different casts for the newly elected pope. small, medium, large. the first glimmer of who that next pope will be, we'll see when he steps out on to that balcony. george? >> we're joined on the phone by cardinal wuehrl, thank you for joining us. your first thoughts upon hearing this news. >> it was an enormous surprise. when i got a call this morning,
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confirming that he had made this announcement, it was such a huge surprise. however, when was considers his age and the huge responsibilities and the weight of that office, i suspect that we should be prepared for these surprises. >> you talked about the weight of the office, how would you assess his papacy? >> think he's tried to focus the whole catholic church on the mission of preaching the gospel. he's shepherd of this whole global flock. it has to be an amazing responsibility. but i believe his papacy will be characterized by the effort to renew the preaching of the gospel in the church. >> that was clearly his mission, of course, he also had to deal with all of the fallout from the sexual abuse scandal around the globe, how will he be remembered for that? >> the problems that in the
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church are great, great sorrow for everyone involved. he's called the whole church to be more pastorally attentive to all people. attentive to everyone who has a need. >> you'll be of course going to rome and be a part of the conclave choosing the next pope, what do you believe the church needs right now. >> i think we'll probably be looking for two things. the fact that she's anchored in this tradition that goes all of the way back to the apostles, someone who will continue to keep a focus on the spiritual mission on on the church. >> you talked about the church's global reach, time for a pope that doesn't come from europe? >> i don't see any limits to the selection of the next pope. he can come from almost anywhere on this planet. and i wouldn't be surprised if
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that were the case. >> cardinal wuerl, thank you for your time and your thoughts. >> thank you very much, god bless you. let's bring in cokie roberts in washington, d.c., her po mother sefshdz as the united states am bar doz dor. once they understood that pope benedict was saying, the jockeying for power and prominence began. >> i'm sure that's true, elizabeth. this is supposed to be a decision decided by the holy spirit, the holy spirit has a good deal of politics. you know, i guess the cardinals will be brushing up their latin so they don't have any more surprises like this. the fact that there's no obvious success so is going to be something they have to grapple with. when john paul died, we knew that joseph ratzinger who became
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pope benedict xvi, he was a very powerful man in the vatican the pope's enforcer in some ways. we all knew his name. we don't really know the names of any of these people now. but, so it's going to be a much more diverse, i think, selection process. >> what are the chances that we'll see a pope from central america or africa? >> it will tough to do that. majority of the catholics are in the southern hemisphere. growing church in africa and latin america. it would make a lot of sense to do that. i think it would be pretty hard to wrestle the power away from europe especially the italians. >> all right, it will be a really interesting couple of
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weeks. cokie, thank you so much. elizabeth thanks. now to the other big headlines. the extreme weather slamming the country. tornadoes tearing across the country. sam is tracking it all. two blizzards. a real round of severe storms. we'll start with the pictures out of minnesota. it was the sunday blizzard. not the friday one. the one in the middle of country that put anywhere from 16 inches to 18 inches on the ground. about 15 tornadoes reported in that zone. one of them in hattiesburg. dangerously close to a university. our steve osunsami is there in hattiesburg this morning. >> reporter: good morning, sam. one tornado warning after another. they just kept coming.
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this historic building at the university of southern mississippi has stood here for more than 100 years. it was destroyed in seconds. luckily, no one was inside. families in south central mississippi were in the middle of sunday's supper. when, all of a sudden, the sky went dark. then came the sound of terror. a giant tornado screaming through town. >> i have never heard it like that. it's hugely loud. >> reporter: this was the view from a camera right in the tornado's path. immediate destruction. >> stuff falling out of the sky. >> reporter: by the time the tornado hit hattiesburg, residents who recorded these amazing videos, said, it looked a mile wide. >> that is a tornado. >> reporter: lighting up the sky are blown transformers, broken homes, and crumpled cars. >> wow, dude! >> reporter: this morning, authorities say at least ten tornadoes struck mississippi, and another five tore through parts of alabama, tearing down buildings and sending nearly a dozen people to area hospitals. here is what's left of one family's home. the cars are still parked in what used to be the garage.
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the rest of the home was sliced in half. somehow they survived. >> this isn't minor damage. this is significant damage. thousands without power right now. >> reporter: overnight, search and rescue teams went looking through the debris, making sure no one was still trapped. the university says it's fortunate that most of the students here were away on holiday. there is still a state of emergency here. telling any student not already on campus, they shouldn't come back until further notice. >> at least 63 injuries. this picture comes from the friday blizzard which started the entire weekend. in that boston area, 2, 3 feet of snow. this morning, we'll take you through that. >> okay, thank you, sam. a shooting inside a courthouse in wilmington,
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delaware a man opened fire, killing his estranged wife inside the new castle courthouse. a security officer is among those who were wounded. no word yet on his condition. more details for you this morning as they come available. new information about a carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico this morning. the cruise liner is floating helplessly some 500 miles from galveston. a fire in the engine room knocked out power leaving more a tugboat will tow the ship back to shore. meantime, abc's matt gutman has this story. as we head back to work, commuters facing a massive price spike at gas stations. prices rising another 25 cents
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per gallon. the national average stands at $3.59. but prices are well over $4 in states in california because of higher oil prices and pipeline maintenance. and finally, the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condors. the bird takes things into his own hand. first, he's looking for a penalty box. the announcers -- one of them saying, the greatest thing i have ever seen. the best part about it was, those big hockey players took to the ice. the bird benched himself. took himself back to the locker room. that's terrific. >> the big, burly hockey players. all of the padding. >> that has a 12-foot wingspan.
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i'm getting out of the way, too. >> what am i doing here? we'll start out west. look at l.a., 44. fresno, 36. these numbers do come up. you have plenty of 60s. by the end of the week, maybe l.a. gets to 60 degrees. only toward like middle oregon, you got to get north of portland into the seattle area, some scattered showers and that may not be a pattern that breaks for you. we'll keep a couple of days of showers for you. low pressure takes care of everybody else. from reno into san diego. sprinkles in the northwest. if you're flying east, things are much better in boston and new york-area airports are getting back to together. another couple of rounds of snow coming for the week through the country. not for you, west coast. that's the weather for the nation.
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am eric thomas. bay area catholics are as stunned as everyone else when they learned that pope benedict is resigning at the end of the month. the 85-year-old announced the decision during a meeting of cardinals five hours ago. he is citing health reasons. a spokesman for the san francisco archdiocese says he will be praying for the pope and the successor. a bay area person says the timing is difficult with lent going in two difficulties on ash wednesday. sue is following the commute. >> we have a major problem to report to you. eastbound 80 in fairfield at north texas a motorcycle down, with injuries involved and c.h.p. on route. other than that, it is light but for the bay bridge toll plaza, and of course metering lights are on but no major stalls or accidents. it is sluggish on the upper deck
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and san mateo bridge is by difficult, but slowing nicely to foster city. >> our meteorologist, mike
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>> and now a picture from east bay hills looking to san francisco, everyone watching the sunshine but the temperatures are cool. good morning, we are in the mid-to-upper 30's and 41 in antioch and 50 at half moon bay. temperatures today are the same
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you are looking live at st. peters square in rome. of course, a huge headline from there this morning. pope benedict xvi, in an historic move, will resign on february 28th. no pope has stepped down in almost 600 years. the pope saying, in latin, his advanced age and diminishing strength were the reasons for his resignation. now sets the stage for a new
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conclave and a new pope in place likely before easter. we'll talk to the vatican communications director just ahead. >> there had been a lot of speculation about whether he was considering it. we knew that pope john paul ii had thought about twice resigning before he died. but this has not happened in hundreds and hundreds of years. this sets off a mad dash to elect a new pope on the eve of ash wednesday and the 40 days leading up to easter. we'll have the latest on that massive manhunt for ex-police officer christopher dorner. there's now a $1 million reward for his arrest. >> this has the entire l.a. valley up in arms. we'll switch gears a bit. what a night at the grammys. carrie underwood wowing the audience and apparently burning up on that -- what a dress. that actually is. a remarkable dress. lots to get to. your grammy highlights.
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>> it's a big monarch butterfly. but we're going to start this half hour with the latest on that frantic manhunt for ex-los angeles police officer christopher dorner. police are searching for the rogue officer. as we told you there is now a $1 million reward for his arrest. pierre thomas is in los angeles where he is tracking the latest on this breaking case. good morning to you, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. police are pleading for the public's help. the blunt assessment, if dorner is not caught and caught soon, he'll try to kill again. >> help us to find dorner. before he's able to kill again. >> reporter: an intense, urgent press conference. the mayor and police offering a $1 million reward. unprecedented for a local l.a. fugitive. >> we will not tolerate this reign of terror. >> reporter: the police were on high alert at the grammys. this morning, the search
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continues in big bear. so far, he's vanished. the last known images of him on monday on this surveillance tape at a san diego dumpster, obtained by cnn. every possible sighting sparking a massive police response. like, late sunday at this l.a. county lowe's. dorner has declared war on police, calling the lapd corrupt and racist. he claims he was blacklisted and unjustly fired after accusing a fellow officer of using unnecessary force. in a lengthy manifesto, he lays out a list of 50 high-value targets. the list includes police and their families. >> to be targeted because of what you are. to have your family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: the city is on edge. this week, a twist. we learned that dorner has some flight training. the tsa has airports here on alert.
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george? >> thank you, pierre. let's turn to a cyberbullying scandal making headlines. a former green bay packers cheerleader is speaking out. abc's john muller is here with her story. >> reporter: the viral video this former cheerleader crafted just may be the blueprint response to cyberbullying. she turned the tables on her haters. a college cheerleader, living her dream in 2009, chosen to perform for the green bay packers. but, now, four years later, that dream almost turned into a nightmare. caitlin collins, blitzed in an online attack. this picture posted, like if you agree the packers have the worst cheerleaders in the nfl. thousand clicked like. many posting shockingly vulgar comments about her looks. >> it's hard to brush it off. no matter how confident a person
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can seem and appear, words hurt. >> reporter: now collins is fighting back against cyberbullying in a powerful and unique way. ♪ you raise me up >> reporter: armed with only a ins fragsal and some handwritten cards, she shows the words that were the comments. doesn't get any uglier. truly an eyesore. >> i went to bed. woke up in the morning. it was everywhere. >> reporter: this morning, the youtube video has gone viral. now approaching 1 million views in just five days. creating a tidal wave of attention. the packers issued a statement calling the online commentary extremely offensive. >> i'm extremely relieved and so happy. >> reporter: collins says she also made the video to thank the many bears fans who had the courage to cheer her on during the attacks. holding up this touching
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comment. even as a bears fan, i think that was mean. she's not ugly and also she's someone's daughter. while the page is now gone, she hopes the message of kindness and anti-bullying goes on. >> have a second thought before they type those nasty words or say those nasty words to somebody. >> reporter: she's a cheerleading coach for a team of middle schoolers. her approach will be a lesson to those kids. let's get the rest of the weather from sam. >> as we said at the top of the show, starting the weekend with a blizzard. the largest snowfall in one event in portland. boston comes in with their fifth largest snowstorm. our ginger zee is about this high up in snow in boston. oh, no, ginger, you stepped out of it. you're a little higher. >> i'm going to step back in. this is what i was going to do.
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i'm going to show you how deep all the people throughout the northeast have been trudging through or playing in. this is exactly what we have been dealing with. kind of a nightmare when it comes to getting cars out. one of the most impressive pictures of the weekend. the long island expressway, cars entombed. just sitting there. this morning, 15,000 people without power. it's not warm at all. but certainly going to warm up, and as you mentioned earlier in the show, on top of all of this snow that is waist-high in a lot of places, you'll see a little bit of freezing rain and eventually warmer weather. sam? >> that's right, ginger. and we're a little concerned that, well, the models are picking up a snowmaker to the east coast in the middle of the week. but a bigger snow system maybe by the end of the week moving back to the east coast. we'll watch all that for you so you're not surprised. quick look at the west coast. shower activity into the extreme northwest. rain today for mobile, tallahassee.
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you have a rain day coming today. >> all of that weather brought to you by petco. it's funny. as we started the winter forecast, we all knew february would be an active time. i think it will prove true. >> this active? >> a blizzard? >> they're not going that far yet. they're saying it will be a big, big system. >> we're still digging out. >> yeah, i know, i know. and last night, what a night at the grammys. rihanna, bruno mars, all the highlights from music's biggest night. ♪ would you be love ♪ would you be love ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made
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back now at 7:40. what a night it was for music last night at the grammys. all the biggest stars stepping out. in hollywood for the grammy awards. and there was no shortage of incredible performances from justin timberlake to alicia keys, rihanna and so much more. abc's chris connelly is in los angeles live for us. it was a great show, chris. >> reporter: it sure was. good morning, elizabeth. they give out awards. the people who put on the show like to talk about grammy moments. singular moments of live
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performance. plenty of those last night. the guy who once brought sexy back bringing himself back. ♪ she's so fine come on tonight ♪ >> reporter: it was justin timberlake in black and white and stepping out for a supper club serving of his new "suit and tie." with jay-z in support. super siren rihanna, could you be lovin' on the late bob marley. with getup standup work by son ziggy, sting, and bruno mars. and t. swizzle looking-glass style. ♪ we are never ever ever getting back together ♪ >> reporter: and it was a party of the real good-looking.
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a stunning alicia keys banging the drums. checking out adam levine's skills. all while that keep-it-covered dress code memo was on many minds. inside and elsewhere. >> i'm country. i really wasn't going have my butt cheeks hanging out anyway. >> as you can see, i read the memo. >> reporter: a night without an overwhelming winner. but lots of smiling faces. like for best new artist. >> i was never even nominated in this category and i have my own eyelash line. >> reporter: best new artist winner, fun, also took home song of the year. "we are young." >> if this is in hd, everybody can see our face, we're not very young. >> reporter: mumford & sons earned album of the year. record of the year went to gotye for "somebody that i used to know" presented by the rarely seen prince. and in the ongoing saga between
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chris brown and frank ocean. frank ocean took home the urban contemporary grammy. with the breezy one opting not to stand for ocean's standing o. other winners included kelly clarkson, carrie underwood, and adele also song. as for the unnominated justin bieber, he spent the night trying to get online with his fans but having technical difficulties. he posted this video with some new music of his and cameos of his little bro and sis. you might prefer jack white and his big bad guitar. but to each his own. >> i liked mavis staples. i don't know, i thought that she was great. also coming up, more revelations about the pope's stunning surprise announcement today that he'll be resigning. we'll talk to the vatican communications director just ahead. the vatican communications director just ahead. [ female announcer ] the best way to see europe is with royal caribbean.
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pictures there from st. peters basilica where earlier today pope benedict xvi decided to resign. he'll be stepping down from papacy on february 28th. he covered the entire tenure of pope john paul ii, the predecessor to pope benedict. we were talking earlier. i thought that it was so fascinating, in some ways this decision to resign was ordained before he was chosen. >> there's a pattern down through the centuries in the catholic church which does tends to think of centuries of having long papacies that are momentous like pope john paul ii, who presided over the end of
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communism in the soviet union. following those long momentum papacy with a short one. and i think that's what people expected. when an obviously short papacy followed pope john paul ii, i think the expectation he'll be taking heavy baggage. clearly, they're looking for a new spirit for the 21st century. whether it's going to be somebody from africa, lot of speculation from latin america, but the one thing that you usually hear when a conclave comes up, whatever the next pope, it won't be somebody from the superpower. the church has had bad experience with that before. probably not a pope from america. >> we'll be back. hey, there's a photo booth. come on!
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am eric tom. a high profile web company opens in the bay area today. the arizona based
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] carry on through the rain. how about some fun right now. that is fun right there you're listening to. a big night for them at the grammys last night. >> singing in the rain. it rained on stage. >> appropriate this morning as well.
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what an anthem that is, what a night they had. best new artists. and they got everyone on their feet, even though they were soaked. >> my kids loved this group. >> it was the year of fun. they have not missed off this album. >> i know. they're doing extraordinarily well. >> i hope robin is sleeping in this morning. she'll be back real soon. nine days. wednesday, february 20th. lara is on assignment this morning. great to have elizabeth vargas in and rachel smith. >> great to be here. we'll have much more on the breaking news this morning that's shocked the world. pope benedict announced this morning he'll resign. in a surprise announcement at the vatican. the 85-year-old pope is stepping down, saying it's because of advanced age and diminished strength. that means that we could have a brand-new pope by easter. probably well before that. this wednesday, ash wednesday. kick off this lenten season. this is big news for the world's more than 1 billion catholics. so we'll have more on that. >> lots more on that. also, melissa mccarthy. powerhouse comic.
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you know her from "bridesmaids," perhaps her new movie, "identity thief." she stole "this is 40." she took heat from a critic last week for her weight. she's having the last laugh this morning. >> she had a big weekend. >> oh, is that me. >> elizabeth. >> kate upton. >> it's monday. >> kate upton's big moment also. how the supermodel, actually, i was looking at her. how she captured the cover of "sports illustrated" for the second time. holy-moly. what a shot. >> i wouldn't have been able to read that either. >> yeah, you stopped reading as well. >> there are several probably pausing moments going on on the set right now. how about, a friend of the show, our good friend, donald driver, right here this morning. "dancing with the stars" champ, just retired from the nfl. and this morning, he has a top-secret gold envelope. donald? gold envelope, really?
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really? >> gold envelope. >> to be revealed later. >> it's gonna be good. it's gonna be good. it will be good. the big news first out of rome. >> we're going to go back to the vatican. the breaking news this morning. pope benedict saying he'll resign as the head of the catholic church at the end of this month. abc's dan harris is here to explain what is behind this very historic decision. and now, dan, what is next? >> reporter: good morning, josh. this is to say, the very least, highly unusual. this is not the sort of job from which one normally steps down. usually popes die in office. in fact, this is the first time in the modern era that a pope has resigned. this morning, pope, convening a meeting of top church officials, reading statement in latin saying he was resigning effective february 28th at 8:00 p.m. local time. he was quite exact about it. here is what he said. "after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of this job. he went on to say that his mind
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and body have deteriorated to the extent that i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately perform my job. he's been in office since april 2005. what will happen next, the vatican will convene a conclave of cardinals. to elect a new pope. one can imagine there will be an emphasis on electing a new pope by easter. as for benedict, he hopes to serve the church through a life dedicated to prayer. an historic morning, josh. one we will remember. >> dan harris, thank you. breaking news in wilmington, delaware a man opened fire inside a courthouse you see here. at least one other person was also wounded. as sam has been telling us, all weekend long, parts of the south, littered with twisted debris after a powerful batch of tornadoes, as many as 15 through last night. one ripped through hattiesburg, mississippi. damaging hundreds of homes and
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more than 50 people injured. a cruise ship nightmare in the gulf of mexico. the carnival "triumph" is stranded after a fire in the engine room knocked out power. it will take until wednesday to return port. an army veteran will receive the medal of honor today. from president obama today. former staff sergeant clint romesha led the effort to retake a remote u.s. outpost in a firefight in 2009 that left eight american soldiers dead. the father of three will be the first lady's guest at the state of the union tonight. and some great news about lindsey vonn, american skiing legend. she just underwent surgery for the knee ligaments she tore here. in a nasty crash in austria. her surgeon, by the way, couldn't be more positive. he said, all went well. he expects her to fully recover in time for the winter olympics next year.
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lindsey vonn figures to be back. >> so great. >> it's great. >> sure is. >> thank you, josh. >> rachel, "pop news." welcome back. >> a little pop action. thanks for having me, guys. we mentioned this earlier this morning, more on it now. one pop star noticeably missing from last night's grammys, well, justin bieber. he scheduled a live stream to chat with fans during the awards show. the only problem, beliebers overpopulated the site, crashing the stream. >> oh, no. >> so, you know, he made this video instead, of course, shirtless. you were just tuning in, right? he treated his fans to unfinished clips of one of his new songs. his little sister and brother even made an appearance. on saturday, the biebs was the host and musical guest at "saturday night live." even revealing, get this, he does, in fact, have a valentine this year. who is it?
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well, celebrity whoopi goldberg. >> she's fantastic. that's great. that's a great choice. and another great gal. beyonce. it's all about her these days. if you haven't seen enough about her, you're about to see more. in her document my life is but a dream. it's about to hit the small screen. she's the cover girl of "vogue's" march issue. >> she looks beautiful. >> she tells the mag that making the movie was a therapeutic process and healed her in many ways. the march issue of "vogue" hits stands on february 20th nationwide. look at her, still got those moves. >> a phenomenal summer concert. >> that was just so -- >> way up. >> i know. okay, guy, and the guy has done it again. the guy being ben affleck. he had another big weekend. for the actor/director. he continued his winning streak across the pond taking home two more awards, at the baftas. they're like the british
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equivalent of the oscars for his suspense-filled thriller, "argo." he won for best movie and best director, a category that he's been snubbed for. >> he's been on such a roll. >> where does he put all the awards? i mean, seriously. >> up, down, up, down, now he's on a roll. >> home stretch is here. finally, a special treat for you. time for a little pop news pop in. our friend, mr. donald driver. >> get over here. >> come on in here. >> okay, hear that music. that music is -- >> i got a special thing going on. everybody ready? >> yes. >> tuesday, february 26th. >> that date, that music, that means -- >> "dancing with the stars." the cast will be announced live. on "good morning america." no one is complaining. i'm the champion. so no one can complain about that. >> this is true,
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donald is a former "dancing with the stars" champion. you're a newly retired professional football player. >> i want to say this. in 2001, when i was a writer for "sports illustrated." i did a story on a green bay packer running back. young donald driver in the locker room, he said, keep your eye on that kid. he's going to be a good one. turns out, he was a great one. >> thank you so much. i paid him to say that. paid him to say that. >> happy belated birthday. we can't wait to hear about the big cast reveal right here on "gma" february 26th. "dancing with the stars," again. >> like your diamond earrings, donald. >> thank you. they look good? >> they're blinding from here. >> come on now. >> they're blinding from here. >> not too blinding. let's get weather. >> we better be able to see the monitors. donald, shift your head just a little bit so we can see the light. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to show you. we want to start out with a live shot of atlanta. big issues. lots of rain scooting across the
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deep south again today. let's just talk about everything else that's going on. we got a big pattern shift coming. it will drag a couple of snowmakers across the country. there's one that shoots off wednesday, probably wednesday, wednesday night from the new york city into the washington, d.c., area. that's where this one exits the coast. if that jet stream stays in the position and if we get a big system drops out of canada, we'll mange another snowmaker in the middle of the country that will exit east coast by the time we get to the weekend. we'll continue to watch that. that was a brief look at the cold temperatures. you know they're there. cold.
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>> grammarian josh elliott pointing out we couldn't pay for capital letters on the note there. >> that was extra. february 26th. tuesday. >> oh, rachel. something's happening. what is happening? >> something is happening. a lot of things are happening on the "gma" morning menu. music's biggest night. who stole the show at the grammy, on stage and on the red carpet? the experts weigh in. and how melissa mccarthy is having the last laugh this morning. and madonna like you have never seen before. we're up close with the superstar and her personal trainer. all coming up live on "gma" gm right here in a soggy times square. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat.
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the year was great. after last year with adele and whitney houston, those two events galvanized the audience. people may feel this year is a little bit of a letdown. they don't hand out awards. they just play music. it's always great. >> i don't know if it was just me. but i thought the performances last night were phenomenal. alicia cease akeys and maroon 5. rihanna in the sendup to bob marley. >> the tribute to asandy hook. the alicia keys maroon 5, that was awesome. >> they were beautiful, i thought, with the dress code. >> the dress code threw a monkey wrench into the evening.
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people were mocking it. j. lo, no booty, no breasts hanging out. she's like, you didn't say anything about leg. there she goes showing off the leg in the amazing dress by anthony bacarello. pit bull said, you were the one that inspired the dress code memo. >> it was like they were daring almost half of the people to show up naked. the rock star dress code seemed folly from the beginning. >> you had rihanna in the dress that looked conservative at first glance. but it was supersheer. >> there was not air between katy perry and her dress. >> did you see ellen degeneres looking at it? >> there was a lot to look at. >> maybe the oscars having a
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dress codes. maybe others. but the grammys are when you want to see that edge, jess. what do you think? >> i agree. like tracy said. giving them a dress code was daring. but, i always noticed, not a lot of people flaunted it. there were people that toyed with it. i thought everybody was pretty well behaved. carrie underwood's dress came alive. it was a lava lamp, a bed of roses. >> lava lamp is the best description. spl she found a good way to stand still. >> think jess and i disagree. i thing it was so cool that this dress by thea had a projection screen. it's 4 1/2 feet wide. you want to see something that is a wow. this is a wow. >> i thought justin timberlake was a real wow. let's go to comic melissa mccarthy. i'm a big fan of hers. a big movie opening this
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weekend. topping the box off with the movie, "identity thief." the victory at the box office comes just days after comment about her weight from a big-name film critic. cecelilia vega has the story. >> reporter: this morning, me less is a mccarthy is having the last laugh. her latest movie just earned the biggest opening so far this year. stealing the box office this weekend by raking in more than $36 million. ♪ now, ooh, barracuda oh. >> reporter: that's $10 million more than "bridesmaids's" opening weekend. the film comes on the heels of rex reed's scathing review. he delivers blow after blow, calling mccarthy tractor-sized, a humongous creep, and a hippo.
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>> 90% of actresses are extremely skinny. you have someone more overweight being successful, it will draw this type of attention. just because it's not normal. >> reporter: now the critic calling her out is being criticized himself. eric stonestreet tweeting, turns out, rex reed didn't die sad and alone ten years ago. nope, he's alive and starving for attention. so let's give him some. >> not me! >> reporter: while neither reed nor mccarthy are commenting, she said she's never going to be a stick thin starlet. >> two kids, 41. there's so many other things to worry about. >> reporter: her real woman appeal has made her one of the most successful actresses in hollywood. that didn't stop reed from calling her a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious
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with equal success. >> the woman is trying to mess with your mind, you know that. >> reporter: she had a leading role in "gilmour girls." and an emmy award for "mike & molly." >> it's my first and best pageant ever. >> reporter: perhaps it's ro roseanne barr who used her weight for comic relief who puts it best. tweeting these words of encouragement to mccarthy. you're great comedian. your body is your instrument. you play it expertly. for "good morning america," se veal cecilia vega. >> i'm going out on a limb. i echo everything eric stonestreet says. >> she's totally watchable.
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>> you can't take your eyes off of her. >> also totally watchable, cynthia mcfadden. >> well, well, well, folks. i'm here because i have interviewed madonna many times as you know. now i had a chance to go with the woman who makes her body rock hard. her new trainer, nicole winhoffer. i'm not into this. but take a look. >> great. >> reporter: she brings down the house with chart-topping songs like vogue. ♪ come on, vogue >> reporter: wows fans with jaw-dropping dance moves. this video, the first time i was broadcast was shot by madonna's team during her last tour. ♪ ♪ i'm a different kind of girl ♪ respect yourself >> reporter: and no, she was not born this way. like the rest of us, she has to work at it. but for the past 3 1/2 years, she's had a secret weapon.
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this woman, 28-year-old nicole winhoffer. a professional dancer and madonna's personal trainer. to watch her por form is to see a real athlete at work. it's staggering. >> amazing. it blows my mind. we come up with exercises to help facilitate that movement on stage. >> reporter: it's a high-energy dance workout with strength training. meant to give the superstar stamina for her nonstop concerts. how many days a week do you work out together? >> we work out six days a week. >> reporter: six days? >> if you want to look like that, you have to be consistent. she makes it part of her life. >> reporter: six days a week, two hours a day. cow can do it, too. nicole will take you through madonna's workouts in a video. she says anyone can do it. i'm not sure that means a couch
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potato like me. >> let me show you two moves. >> reporter: this is called the purpley, one of madonna's favorites. >> we're going to pop the butt back. >> reporter: i may not be joining the tour anytime soon. i'm ready to give the workout a try. here's the ins trags. i want to be madonna from the neck down. while using a chair, how she fires up the gruts and quads. already, i'm behind. this is the warmup? i'm plenty warm. after just ten minute, i'm ready to call it quits. madonna, i'm never going to be you. what keeps the pop star motivate snd who does she listen to? >> we listen to missy elliott, jay-z, kanye, beyonce. we have two deejays that make play lists for us. >> reporter: i'm 100% shocked to find out that one of those dee
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yas added a familiar voice. >> they remixed interviews over beats. >> reporter: you to have any idea what it is. >> i don't know. >> i'm like, who is that? and it's you. play the music. ♪ >> it feels reductive. >> reporter: nabt's the secret. make your own recording. i'm never going to be known for working out. if anyone can inspire me to get back in the gym, she's adorable. nicole, her addicted to sweat workout series the available online. >> six days a week, two hours? >> literally, ten minutes in, i'm going, are we done yet? >> a workout that is literally reductive. >> look it up. >> it was a kick, guys. >> the butt back.
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>> yeah. >> there you go. >> cynthia, you're game. >> i'm game, i'm game. i'm sore, too, let me say that. kate upton is coming up. she made the cover of "sports illustrated" again. >> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am kristen sze. bay area catholics are as stunned as everyone else, when they learned that pope benedict is resigning. he announced the decision to step down an the end of the month during a meeting of cardinals this morning citing health reasons. a spokesman for the san francisco archdiocese says he will be praying for the pope and
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>> we are back. our lows are behind us. we are off our morning lows and 54 in napa, and the warming trend started this weekend continues today. most of us in low to my 50's. frost possible inland valleys but the warm wea ♪ i'm on top of the world, hey i'm on top of the world, hey ♪ wow, good morning, america. >> hello, everyone, out there in times square. the rain is coming down. we have smiles on our faces because we know robin roberts is coming back to "gma." just nine days away. right now. wednesday, february 20th. lara on assignment this morning. great to have elizabeth vargas and rachel smith both here.
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>> and it's great to be here. we also have the lovely katherine heigl is going to join us. she's a mother of two. she and her husband share their home with, get this, seven dogs and three cats as well as a baby. she'll be here to talk about a brand-new line of pet products. i'm saying this as i'm looking, sorry, i can't get over. can we take a shot of chauncey? look that. it's a walking shag rug. any way, we'll tell you all about chauncey in a moment. >> fair to say, they share their home with katherine and her husband. more star power. the stunning viola davis is here. a new movie opening valentine's day called "beautiful creatures." speaking of. this morning, she's here are a sneak peek of a rather
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supernatural romance. new york city is going to the dogs. 137th westminster dog show. one will be crowned best in show tomorrow night. this one, i have never seen before. >> really? >> no, i have never seen this breed before. >> it's fair to say, i don't know that he has ever -- >> how much does he weigh? >> 140 pounds. >> hi, buddy. there you are. >> how much does he eat? >> a lot. >> wow. >> chauncey. i want to know how he sees? >> normally, i have his hair up. unless he's showing. >> oh, my goodness. does hi hair grow like this? >> they start to mat at the age of 9 to 12 months. you start to pull it apart. it will grow down to the floor when they're about 5 years old. he's about 4. and he loves himself and everybody. >> what is he bred for?
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>> they're livestock guardian dogs. >> you got caught in the middle of it. >> they protect from predators. this is a natural coat to protect their organs if they get attacked. >> so a wolf or something couldn't bite through it? >> no. >> you smell my dogs. >> your dogs are going smell chauncey when you go home. that is a massive pop. we have to go from this to kate upton. >> the supermodel is capturing the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue for a second year in a row. this hasn't been done since the late 1990s. not hard to guess why. abbie boudreau has a look at the kate upton phenomenon. >> reporter: kate upton heats up this year's cover in a photo hot enough to melt ice. in the revealing picture, she
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sizzles in just bikini bottoms and a fur-trimmed parka. referring to the cover, kate tweeted, i look cold, lol. the 20-year-old. set pulses racing last year. now she's the swimsuit issue's first back-to-back cover girl since tyra banks did it in 1996 and 1997. in this video from last year, the model talks about being featured in the iconic magazine. >> it's an american tradition. when i first got it, it was so exciting. >> reporter: while flaunting her curves has made her famous, the swimsuit siren has set her sights on turning heads on madison avenue. >> she's mainstream, accessible. the girl next door. but maybe a little hooter. >> reporter: she's also had her detractors. last year, a blogger known as skinny girl called her thick and wrote, she has huge thighs.
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no waste, big, fat floppy boobs. terrible body definition. upton's fans snapped to her defense. cynthia bailey, a former model herself, says that upton's appeal is largely due to the fact that she's not superthin. >> her body was just an example of a healthy, sexy, curvy body. she definitely represents a woman that has that body that you don't often see so much in "sports illustrated." so i was excited to see her. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> well, she is a beauty. i have to agree. let's go to sam and a look at the weather. >> so much going on first. >> what are you eating? >> chips. >> you're welcome to join. by the way, now the new taste of lays potato chips. they challenged consumers to create a new flavor. 3.8 million people submitted
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their ideas to an expert panel of people, including eva longoria, michael symon of "the chew." we can tell you how you can choose the winner. so christine is here. yours is -- chicken and waffles? >> yes. >> how did you come up with that? >> chicken and waffles is actually one of my family's favorite things to eat. the inspiration is my nephew, who one time i stole a bite of his waffle and he hasn't let me live it down since. >> okay, karen, there is nothing wrong with garlic bread and cheese. tell me about your inspiration. >> i have three kids. they're always hungry. and every time we get to an italian restaurant, they can't wait until the food comes.
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we order cheesy garlic bread, they dive for it. >> tyler? yours is maybe josh's favorite, i think, because he does like the spice. tell me a little bit about sriracha. >> my inspiration to the chip is my grandma. she used to make homemade chips and we dipped them in sriracha. >> i have a giant bottle of that in my fridge just for josh. now, we can't choose the winner. please, lays have every one of them available. because they're delicious. they'll be available in stores starting tomorrow. you can vote on your favorite tomorrow through may 4th. we might have to have a bag a day from now until may to figure it out. go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo to find out how to vote for your favorite flavor. you didn't get a chance to taste
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them like josh and i did this morning. >> the garlic bread i might have guessed. the sriracha is terrific. and the syrupy finish? i go back to roscoe's in l.a. all over again. >> congratulations. good luck to the three of you. and by the way, we have more special guests this morning. we're the show that keeps giving you to. the power rangers celebrating their 20th anniversary. it's the most watched live-action show in the u.s. here to show their stuff, the megaforce. right there. go. ♪ power rangers ♪ go go power rangers ♪ go go power rangers >> oh! ♪
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♪ let's go ♪ go go power rangers ♪ ♪ power rangers megaforce >> yeah. >> there you go, ladies and gentlemen. there you go. those power rangers. i was standing right there. it's a darn good thing i moved out of the way. that would have been a thing to the chops. >> what just happened over here? >> we're the show of number ones. let's get to the weather. how about your twitter and facebook pictures? how about a little sioux falls? hattiesburg. terrible situation happening in h hattiesburg. 6:00 yesterday, on the ground, long-range, wedge-shaped
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tornado. this is where the rain will light up the day. houston, new orleans, atlanta, you're back in the shower activity. how about some snow? oklahoma city, right on the edge of the big totals over the next 48 hours. a couple of inches of snow out of that. let the map fly to you. i'm exhausted after watching the power rangers megaforce. >> yeah. that's right. that's right. there's a brand-new ranger in town, ladies and gentlemen. all that weather was brought to you by transitions lenses. i get to pick a color next. i get to -- i don't know. coming up, actress, mom, animal lover
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robin roberts is coming back to "gma." >> oh, my god. >> welcome back, give. >> hi, robin. welcome back. >> all: welcome back robin! >> welcome back, robin. >> robin, i love you, god bless you. >> we have missed you. >> we love you. ♪ i'm on top of the world, hey >> hey, robin. welcome back. >> welcome back. >> welcome back robin!
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nine days and counting until she returns. from popes and power rangers, we turn to an emmy award winning actress, animal advocate, entrepreneur, mother, and a brave woman who brought some of her friends with her. you have a new pet product. you and your current life, seven dogs, three cats. >> yeah. >> two kids. is it fair to say you and josh share their home? >> pretty much. pretty much. josh's perpetual statement is there are too many heart beats in our house. >> do you see a dog and not remember name. just say, dog, you! >> no, i'm good with the names. sometimes the kids i mix up. >> it's a line of products.
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the just one line of pet products. >> this is something my mother and i started developing. we started the foundation in my brer's name four years ago. funding projects we believe in and that will make a difference in california for our shelter systems. they're really, really bad. so many an millioimals coming i. so many getting euthanized. we were running out of money. we needed to come up with something to generate some funds for the foundation. the idea behind the collar was that, you know, it's -- makes a statement. sort of like the live strong bra bracelet. >> this is the jason davis heigl foundation.
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what does that mean to you? >> it was my mother's brain child. in her mind, it was that this -- my brother died very young, at 16. and he wasn't able to live long enough to give himself a legacy. so this was her idea to give him his legacy. he was a real -- man activist. a people activist. he was a peace lover. and really compassionate, decent guy. this would have meant a lot to him. >> you mentioned the plight of so many animals. there's a spay-neuter initiative. no questions asked. it's an important part of getting people to come in. >> just bring your dog, show up. you don't need to bring tax information, income information, you don't need to have an address. in california city, we have
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decreased the intake in shelters by 14%. some of the zip codes we're working with, we have decreased the intake by 19%. so we're winning. >> you have all of this. tell us about your next projec. >> it's called a moment to remember. ben loan is directing. i'm very excited. >> and so you shall. take a break, perhaps from 27 dog, 16 cats. >> mommy has to go to work, kids. >> this is great work. can't wait to see you back on the screen. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. thank you. >> just one pet product available online. and coming up, viola davis, just in
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and we're back with viola
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davis. her new movie opens on valentine's day. she plays a mystic with special powers caring for her late friend's son. take a look. >> what are you doing? >> looking for books your mother had. i have to return them to the library. >> how did i get home? >> you were already in bed. >> how did i get here? >> why are you shouting? >> i'm sorry. i'm -- >> heard you had trouble at school today. my father always said, trouble follows that family like stink on flies. i promised your mother -- >> emma, i just -- i don't think it's any of your business. >> it's electric. viola davis joins us now. welcome back. >> thank you for having me. >> you were forbid on the read the book. you cheated? >> did.
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that's the neurotic acting student in me. i needed to read the source material. i read the material, and i thought, oh, emma is a maid. >> that wasn't going to happen. >> not after "the help." i felt like this character needed to be integrated into the life of this community and family in way that wasn't a black woman in servitude. >> and it's really important. she also has special pow peppers many characters in the movie do. jeremy irons was here. he called it a love story. it's also a story, a coming of age story about a young girl strurg stru struggling with both sides of herself. >> and she's claiming here's. she's deciding to take her own fate into her own hands. that's the ultimate message of the movie.
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the past can't predict your present or future. and you know, but this young adult fantasy. it's nice to have a little message. >> brand new for you. you haven't done anything like this before, have you? >> the only thing, i wish i had a cape. i wish i could fly. you know, but -- >> the averngs 14. >> hopefully, in will do well so i can do it in the sequel. >> you did your best. you got down in the swamp with alligator alligators. >> the alligator sequence, rowing the boat for two niles the swamp. just think at any moment, an alligator was going to come and i would be toast. >> you were earning your keep. what are the markings on your back? >> those markings, think they
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look so cool. i have to say. but it's scarification. tribal scars. richard showed me pictures of tribal women that had scars from head to toe. i said, richard, i'm not going that far. i don't know how anyone would say in the town who are you? why are you here? i thought it was a nice touch to make her kind of other-worldly. >> yeah, it's just beautiful as well. you haven't been here in about a year. how is your daughter doing, 2 1/2 years old now, genesis? >> 2 1/2. she's talking. it can be beautiful and frightening. >> just the beginning. viola davis. thank you for coming back. beautiful creatures opens on valentine's day, february 14th.
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we just exploded into the week this morning. we have a whole lot comes up as well. bruce willis, hugh jackman. nigella lawson. >> we're online all the time at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. stay well in the south.
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>> now, from abc7 news. >> arizona her based www.godaddy.com moves to 8,000 area feet of office space in sunnyvale doubling the silicon valley workforce. weather talent, that is you, mike. no pressure. >> just a little.
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i will try to be talented enough to bring you a warmer forecast than yesterday in most areas including san francisco and santa rosa the same. low-to-mid 60's but the coast upper 50's and a breeze. tonight the temperatures are in the 30's and 40's but the slow warming trend takes us to near 70 by friday. >> westbound 580 with a new accident in the median at north livermore and an early car fire is cleared but traffic is still jammed with bart delay at ffo direction from concord. >> thank you. please join announcer: it's "like with kelly and michael." today award winning actress jane lynch. and from the new film "beautiful creatures" emmy rossum. plus, it's fashion week and we're going to show you some of the hottest trends of the season. all next on the emmy-award winning "live." .
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[captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause] kelly: oh, boy! oh, boy everybody. it's february 11, 2013.